What is the role of bevacizumab in the treatment of Kaposi sarcoma (KS)?

Updated: Apr 11, 2019
  • Author: Jessica Katz, MD, PhD, FACP; Chief Editor: Edwin Choy, MD, PhD  more...
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Bevacizumab is a VEGF inhibitor that has been studied in AIDS-associated Kaposi sarcoma. A phase II study of 17 HIV-infected patients with KS showed a 31% overall response rate, with a complete response seen in 19% of patients. [93]  


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